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UPS Freight Truck Accident Attorneys

LogoIn August 2005, United Parcel Service paid Union Pacific Corporation $1.25 billion for Motor Cargo and its parent company Overnight Transportation Company and transformed the newly acquired company into UPS Ground Freight, Inc.

The company's 11,057 drivers run more than 7395 trucks. UPS freight offers guarantee delivery, urgent services, offshore and international services, intermodal, truckload, dedicated, Ocean freight, airfreight, and specialty solutions. Its success is based on its cross-continental three-day and four-day service and logistics technology that helps improve billing, tracking, and shipping. In 2018, UPS Freight generated a gross annual revenue of $2,598,000,000.

Current contact information for the company includes

UPS Freight
1000 Semmes Avenue
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 231-8000 (phone)
(804) 231-8154 (fax)
Website Address: https://www.upsfreight.com/

UPS Freight is a Truckload (LTL) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is the opposite of a TL (truckload) carrier delivering similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.

UPS Freight Accidents Involving Injuries and Fatalities

According to the Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS), eight percent of the 35,000 fatal accidents occurring every year in America involve large commercial vehicles and big rigs. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires every trucker to follow established rules of the road and obtain adequate training and drive on a restricted schedule.

Unfortunately, thousands of accidents occur every year, claimed the lives of more than 5000 individuals on the nation's highways, freeways, streets, and roads. A small sampling of UPS Freight accidents include:

  • Fatal Accident on April 9, 2019 - The Nevada Highway Patrol reported a deadly 2-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 11 in Nevada. The incident involved a company-owned tractor-trailer colliding with a fixed object before striking a motor vehicle on a divided two-way road. The accident resulted in a fatality.
  • Fatal Accident on November 4, 2019 - The California Highway Patrol reported a deadly accident on Route 15 1 mile south of S. Glenwood Rd. in Barstow, CA. The accident involved a UPS Freight semi-tractor-trailer colliding with a motor vehicle that resulted in one fatality.
  • Fatal Accident on October 19, 2019 - The Missouri Highway Patrol reported a deadly 2-vehicle accident on Interstate 44, where a UPS freight truck ran off the road and collided with another motor vehicle and transport. The incident occurred on a dry surface at night on a divided two-way highway. The event ended with two injuries in one fatality.
  • Fatal Accident on September 19, 2019 - The Alabama Department of Public Safety reported a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 involving a UPS Freight semi-tractor-trailer. The 18-wheeler jackknifed, hit another vehicle and caught fire, resulting in 2 injuries in one fatality.
  • Accident on October 31, 2019 - The Georgia State Police reported a two-vehicle crash where a UPS Freight tractor-trailer collided with a parked motor vehicle on Interstate 75, one mile north of Georgia 122. The accident occurred at night on a dry surface road, resulting in one injury.
  • Crash on November 18, 2019 - The California Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle accident involving a UPS Freight bobtail truck tractor colliding with a motor vehicle on Route 10 in West Covina, California. The accident resulted in one injury.
  • Collision on November 21, 2019 - The Indiana State police reported a two-vehicle accident occurring on Interstate 65 in Rensselaer, Indiana. The nighttime crash resulted in one injury.
  • Accident on November 26, 2019 - The Columbus Police Department reported a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 in Columbus, Ohio. The accident involved a UPS Freight semi-tractor-trailer colliding with motor vehicles on an undivided 1 Way Rd. The accident resulted in two injuries.
  • Collision on October 2, 2019 - The Cobb County Police Department reported a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 during daylight hours. A UPS Freight bobtail truck trailer collided with another motor vehicle, resulting in one injury.

Common Causes of a Large Commercial Truck Accident

Transporting goods and products using the national interstate system is one of America's deadliest occupations. Additionally, catastrophic wrecks involving big rigs and 18-wheelers are often most dangerous to private motorists driving passenger vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that truck accidents in the United States usually involve:

  • Lack of Driving Experience - Insufficient training or poor performance behind the wheel leads to a high number of fatalities and severe injuries caused by the reckless actions of an experienced truck driver.
  • Distracted Driving - Trucker should avoid the trappings of driving over an extended time, like talking on their mobile device or sending text messages, which could lead to distracted driving.
  • Aggressive Behavior - Aggressively operating a vehicle could result in wrongful death or severe injuries of innocent passengers and motorists.
  • Driving under the Influence - If the truckers involved in an accident, law enforcement will often perform a test at the accident scene to determine if the truck driver consumed alcohol or took illegal drugs.
  • Drowsy Driving - The demands of truck driving often requires the truck or to operate their vehicle for many hours without taking a break, which can lead to drowsy driving.

Sometimes, a commercial vehicle driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. In these cases, attorneys working on behalf of their clients can obtain monetary recovery because they were able to prove to the claim's adjuster or jury that the trucker and trucking company failed to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the road.

Compensation Lawsuit for a Truck Accident-Related Personal Injury Case

Any individual that suffered injuries in a collision with a cargo van, semi-tractor-trailer, a commercial truck can file a lawsuit or claim and seek monetary recovery from all individuals and companies responsible for the horrific event. To successfully resolve your case, you must abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a claim to the insurance company or a lawsuit to the judge and jury. The rules involving personal injury cases are complicated. All injured parties have a legal right to file a claim for financial recovery or lawsuit against the trucker, trucking company to ensure they obtain compensation through a negotiated out-of-court settlement or from a jury trial award.

Trucking accident claims for monetary recovery provide an avenue for victims to obtain financial compensation for their damages involving:

  • Hospital costs, medical expenses, and bills associated with rehab and therapy
  • Loss of past, current, and future earnings due to a permanent or temporary disability
  • Rental vehicle costs while your damaged vehicle is under repair
  • The cost of a vehicle replacement
  • Emotional anguish and mental stress
  • Pain and suffering

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference

The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC will discuss the merits of your truck accident case if you suffered severe injuries or lost a loved one (wrongful death) by the reckless actions of a commercial vehicle driver. Our dedicated legal firm will represent your family's behalf in developing a healthy strategy to fight back against the commercial trucking company that wants to avoid legal responsibility (at fault) for causing your severe accident that resulted in injury or death.

Our network of affiliate attorneys at (888) 424-5757 work on a contingency fee basis, which means no upfront fees are required, and all legal services are paid from an award at trial, or through an out-of-court settlement. Contact us today!

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